Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Reno Dispatch Wins Nine Awards at Press Club's 2015 Excellence in Journalism Awards

San Diego is home to some of the finest journalists in the nation. We were honored to be in their company Tuesday night, and proud to have won 11 awards -- the most of any journalist -- at the San Diego Press Club's 42nd Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. 

The Reno Dispatch, the national news blog you're currently reading, earned nine awards, including First Place recognition for our 2014 election coverage (Young Americans Didn't Vote, Latino Americans Didn't Vote, And You’re Calling This A Mandate?), our health and medicine writing (How Cancer Made Me A Better Writer), and our profile writing (EXCLUSIVE: Renee Richards Talks About Life, Tennis and Bruce Jenner).

I was also pleased to win two awards for my investigative reporting for VeteranJournal.com. One was for a three-part series in which I took an in-depth look at whether President Obama has achieved his goals for helping America’s veterans. The other was for piece I wrote on how the Department of Veterans Affairs has evidently turned its back on military reserves exposed to Agent Orange.

In 2013, The Reno Dispatch won five Press Club awards, and in 2014 we won two. That makes a total of 16 journalism awards in the three years we've been up and running. Thanks very much to everyone for reading and supporting our national news blog. I'm not much of a techie, but I'm old that The Reno Dispatch has had more than 700,000 visits in just the last year and 1/2. As long as you keep visiting, and reading, we will keep writing.


SAN DIEGO PRESS CLUB
42nd ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS
October 27, 2015 

FIRST PLACE
Election CoverageYoung Americans Didn't Vote, Latino Americans Didn't Vote, And You’re Calling This A Mandate?  The Reno Dispatch

Health & MedicineHow Cancer Made Me A Better Writer, The Reno Dispatch

Profile EXCLUSIVE: Renee Richards Talks About Life, Tennis and Bruce Jenner,  The Reno Dispatch


SECOND PLACE
Arts & Entertainment ReportingWhy Is Craig Ferguson, Late Night's Funniest Host, Leaving?  The Reno Dispatch

Public Service/Consumer AdvocacyExclusive: An Inside Look at Livestrong After Lance Armstrong,  The Reno Dispatch 


Reviews: RestaurantJamie Reno, Croce's Park West: The Coolest Place in Town,  The Reno Dispatch


THIRD PLACE
Military Reporting VA Turns Its Back On American Military Reserves Exposed to Agent Orange,  VeteranJournal.com 

Reviews, MusicIs David Crosby God?,  The Reno Dispatch

SeriesHas President Obama Achieved His Goals For Helping America’s Veterans   VeteranJournal.com

Sports - The San Diego Chargers' Owners Don't Care About You.... But it's Nothing Personal,  The Reno Dispatch

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